Escuela apologizes because its football team won 106-0

November 5, 2021

(CNN) – A Los Angeles high school apologized after facing criticism that its football team not only beat one opponent, but defeated the opposing team with a score of 106-0.

Inglewood Principal Debbie Tate High School issued the statement on Monday, saying his school team did not act “with sportsmanship or integrity and that the final score was unacceptable.”

“Our administration and coaching staff believe that athletes should be a source of pride for our community. While this Friday’s game did not reflect our best judgment as administrators, the Morningside High School and Inglewood High School soccer players and their coaches have worked hard all season and they deserve our respect, “said Tate.

Both schools are in the Inglewood Unified School District, and school district officials said they are “saddened beyond words” regarding the game’s score and will conduct an investigation.

“We will conduct a full investigation and take all necessary steps to ensure that a similar outcome never happens again under an IUSD athletic program,” said County Administrator Erika Torres, it’s a statement.

“We value the hard work and commitment made by each student athlete and regret that these actions have diverted the focus from the positive advances our programs have made in IUSD,” he added.

The match caused outrage

The Inglewood High School quarterback is heading to UCLA and participated in 13 touchdowns in the game. The team scored 56 points in the first quarter, and at halftime it was up 83-0.

The most controversial move came when the Inglewood head coach sought a two-point conversion when the team was already up 104-0, tying Hawaii’s Hilo High School for the highest-scoring high school football game in recent years. five years.

“He used his star quarterback so that was to be expected,” said Morningside soccer player Dayvon Scruggs. to CNN affiliate KABC. “We came to the game knowing we were going to lose, but at the same time we kept fighting until the end and we didn’t give up, and that’s what really matters.”

However, his coach Brian Collins, who is a head coach for the first time, told the Los Angeles Times that it was a “classless move”, but that he was proud of his players for not giving up.

The consequences of the game exploded on social networks where Dick Vitale agreed with Collins.

“How can the technical staff at INGLEWOOD HS California feel good about me?” said the legendary sportscaster on Twitter.

“ILLNESS AND MISFORTUNE to the COACH Title! Congratulations on teaching good sportsmanship. YOU SHOULD BE FIRED!”

CNN has reached out to Mil’Von James, Inglewood’s head coach, for comment. In a letter that Principal Tate posted on Twitter, she said James offered his apologies to Morningside and the school community at large.

Although the game’s score was high, it did not even touch the record set in 1927. It was then that Haven High School in Kansas defeated Sylvia High School by a score of 256-0.